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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2009 Honda Accord has several serious defects: poor brakes, excessive oil consumption, & uncomfortable seats.

BRAKES: There was a class action lawsuit against Honda in 2010 for premature & excessive brake wear. See our page on Honda's brake problems for more info.

OIL CONSUMPTION: Honda issued a TSB about this in late 2011, claiming it could be fixed through a software update to the VCM (variable cylinder management). There are class action lawsuits pending. See our page about the Accord oil consumption.

UNCOMFORTABLE SEATS: Owners have consistently reported uncomfortable seats with the entire 8th generation (2008-2012) of Honda Accords. Complaints range from back pain to leg circulation problems due to bad lumbar support, cushioning, & seat angle. Complaints aren't limited to only a certain body type -- the seat comfort problems are from a wide spectrum of owner height & weight. The common theme we hear is "we never noticed this during the test drive." Unfortunately for unwary buyers, the seat pain is noticeable after 15-20 minutes.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,441 miles

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2009 Honda Accord brakes problems

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2009 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 7 of 8)

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problem #35

Oct 242009

Accord

  • 700 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brand new 2009 Accord. Loud & annoying brake squeaking. Honda dealer acknowledges a design defect and states that Honda is working on a solution. I check with them and complain often. On inspection there is premature wear, on a vehicle that now has less than 5K miles. Guess I'll have a rich widow when my brakes fail before the Honda recommended brake inspection.

- Debary, FL, USA

problem #34

Apr 152009

Accord

  • 535 miles
Brakes have squealed since 2 days after purchase. Have spoke with dealership and taken for evaluation several time without resolution. I was advised by the dealership that Honda was aware there is a problem but does not have a fix yet.

- Muscle Shoals, AL, USA

problem #33

Oct 142009

Accord

  • 1,000 miles
Brakes on my 2009 Honda Accord. Pads have been replaced on both the front and rear with in 5,000 miles. Rotors replaced on front and the rears need it now too.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #32

Oct 012009

Accord

  • 16,150 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Routine maintenance at dealership and was told the car needed rear brakes. The car is new and has only 16,000 miles on it. I got an outside mechanic's opinion and was told the car does need rear brakes, however, in his opinion this should be warranty work. He said rear brakes should not need to be replaced this soon. Now I see from the complaints on this site, I am not alone. 2008 and 2009 Accord have a problem and there should be a recall. NHTSA, please do something.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #31

Oct 152009

Accord

  • 15,000 miles
My 2009 Honda Accord has 15,000 miles and I was just informed by the dealership that the rear brakes have completely worn out. I informed them of squeaking brakes at 7,500 miles and was assured this is normal. The dealership told me that it is normal for rear brakes to need replacement anywhere from 12,000 to 18,000 miles. I believe this is a major design flaw which should be covered in a recall, especially after seeing so many other complaints on the same issue.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #30

Oct 032009

Accord

  • 24,000 miles
Rear brakes are shot. Went in for routine oil change, fluids topped, tires rotated, and everything looked at. Mechanic came out and said brakes are shot (car is an '09 Honda Accord bought new) says it's an issue on 08 and 09's but is a ware item and not covered under warranty. I did a web search and found it's not only me.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #29

Mar 282009

Accord

  • 1,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brand new Honda Accord couple 2009 has had squeaky breaks since 1000 miles. I leased the car in Feb. 2009. Honda, although multiple complaints around the country, has done absolutely nothing on a recall, etc.

- Irvington, NY, USA

problem #28

Oct 062009

Accord

  • 23,000 miles
Honda Accord 2008 rear brake pads wear down too fast, see: www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord/2008/brakes/premature_brake_wear.shtml. they die within 15K to 25K in most cases. Though not an immediate hazard, eventually there may be many Honda Accord on the road with worn brake pads.

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

problem #27

Sep 282009

Accord

  • 20,000 miles
2009 Honda Accord with less than 30K miles noted to have squeaking from rear brakes within few months of purchase. Dealer said it was "normal" wear in period. Squeak never resolved. Went to independent auto repair shop. Inspection revealed severe brake pad wear for limited mileage and dangerous amount of warping and damage to the rear rotors. Honda motor co. Contacted and stated "will look into it", but "nothing to do now", as this is "not a safety concern". I questioned how damage to the brake system can be considered "not a safety concern" and they hung up.

- Lyons, CA, USA

problem #26

Nov 152008

Accord

  • 4,000 miles
After only 4000 miles on my Honda Accord coupe 2009 the brakes had started to squeak. Everytime you hit the brakes this issue occurs. I have not done anything as of yet because it is a brand new car and based on information found on the web it seams majority of individuals on forums have the same issue. This is a premature wear on the brakes possibly because of bad pistons and should be recalled based on the fact that if not it can end up with a liability issue.

- Whitestone, NY, USA

problem #25

Sep 052009

Accord

  • 32,988 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The rear brake pads on both my Honda Accord failed with less than 34,000 miles on my wife's car and less than 30,000 miles on my daughter's Honda.

- Flat Rock, NC, USA

problem #24

May 012009

Accord

  • 800 miles
I purchased a 2009 Honda Accord ex-L in Feb of this year. Since about may of this year, the brakes have had a terribly squeaking noise to it. I am afraid that my brakes are failing, however, am "assured" by Honda that it is just a cosmetic defect. I do not feel confident in this request. Please investigate.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #23

Aug 262009

Accord

  • 22,381 miles
I bought a 2009 Honda Accord from a local dealer here in nashville, tn. I have about 20,000 miles on my car and I started hearing a weird screeching noise and went to the dealer for a check up. The dealer service guys told me that my rear brake pads have worn out and is out of warranty. I cross checked with other Honda Accord buyers and they all had a similar problems with their brake pads. This was mentioned to the dealer service guys and then they accepted that they had few thousand complaints on the same issue from new car owners. They are refusing to replace the brake pads as the company had not yet sent them any directive for such. They want to charge me $180 for rear brake pads replacement. The dealer name is crest Honda in nashville and the car is a 2009 Honda Accord sedan. This problem seems to be a poor design or a manufacturing defect that the company needs to own up and fix it.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #22

Jul 252009

Accord

  • 11 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated the brakes and the transmission are making a loud noise when shifting gears into reverse. The dealer test drove the vehicle, duplicated the failure and stated that since the vehicle is brand new the noise will subside. The Honda manufacturer advised the contact to have the vehicle repaired by a local dealer. The contact informed the manufacturer that the vehicle was diagnosed on two occasions by the dealer. The failure mileage was 11 and the current mileage was 460.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #21

Aug 202009

Accord

  • 15,125 miles
2009 Honda Accord leased in 2008 from valley Honda, 4173 ogden avenue, Aurora il, 60504. The vehicle was returned to the dealership due to noise coming from brakes and steering wheel pulling to the left. Returned vehicle several more times complaining of same issue. Valley Honda stated there per techline, Honda is aware of the problem and is working on a countermeasure. In my opinion this is a safety hazard. I explained to Honda, the dealership and the better business bureaus that this is a safety hazard because I have to "pump" my brakes in order to control the vehicle during stopping...all disagreed. Can you help?

- Darien, IL, USA

problem #20

Feb 082009

Accord

  • 500 miles
As many other 2009 Honda Accord owners have complained, I too have squeaky brakes, from the almost the get go on my car. I contacted the dealer, and they said I had dirt in the brakes! give me a break! after much research, I have found to not be alone, and that Honda is doing nothing to fix the problem.

- Oberlin, KS, USA

problem #19

Jul 012009

Accord

  • 1,000 miles
I bought a 2009 Honda Accord sedan and after approximately 1000 miles, the brakes when applied started to make a screeching sound. I thought that maybe the brakes would have to be broken in but after a 2000 miles, I had the same noise and was getting louder. I made an appointment to service the car at the dealership where purchased. The fix was replacement of the pad shims and grease. Less than one hundred miles I took the car in again, and this time I told them that something had to be replaced. The brake pads at least. The serivce attendant said that Honda could not do anything. I called Honda corporation and basically was told the same thing. Honda could not do anything because there were no recalls. The last thing I told Honda was that I just had to live with the problem and simply said yes. I would hope that this complaint is joined with others to force Honda to resolve this problem. Thank you.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

problem #18

Aug 072009

Accord

  • 19,000 miles
Rear brake pads squeaking very bad. Had to get the rear pads replaced at 19K. This is a new 09 Honda Accord.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #17

Mar 052009

Accord

  • 860 miles
I purchased a 2009 Honda Accord V6 on February. When I apply the brakes my car makes a loud squeaking noise. The noise is getting worse. I've been to the dealership over 4 times and have called in regards to them fixing the problem. They told me that it was the brake pads. They are still in the process of investigating the problem. Why is this taking so long? the Honda Consumer Affairs department said that if I fix the brake I would have to pay out of pocket. Honda will not fix this problem unless its recalled. My left speaker as well has shorted out. I went to the car audio store and had the speaker replaced with a new Honda speaker and once again it shorted at a high volume. The gentleman at the car audio store informed me that this was a manufacturing problem on the car.

- Santa Rosa , CA, USA

problem #16

Jul 302009

Accord

  • 17,200 miles
This is a very common problem is arising with Honda Accord 2008 model, rear brake pads. They tend to wore out after 15,000 miles. I am a owner of 2008 Honda Accord V6, and at first I didn't think this would happen to me since I figured it's just random events but after today seeing that right side rear brakes are almost gone and there is only little bit of pad left on right side, I started researching and found out this is a very common problem with Honda Accord 2008 models. I contacted my original dealership and they totally acted like this is not common at all and very rare and a car should have its pads replaced every 15,000-25,000 miles. It makes no common sense since I'm only at 17000 miles and I drive very safe and not the type to hit the brake hard. Here's a link for more information. www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord/2008/brakes/premature_brake_wear.shtml.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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